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New York Life to Donate up to $400,000 to Haiti Earthquake Relief


Immediate Donation and Matching Contribution Program Designated for Relief Effort

NEW YORK, N.Y., January 18, 2010 - New York Life Insurance Company announced today it will donate $100,000 to aid and support earthquake relief efforts in Haiti, and additionally donate up to $150,000 in matching contributions by employees and agents.

Ted Mathas, chairman, president and chief executive officer of New York Life, said, "On behalf of the entire New York Life family, we extend our heartfelt sympathy to all those affected by the devastating earthquake in Haiti's capital, Port-au-Prince, and surrounding areas. The destruction is widespread and devastating; the loss of life and the number of injured are overwhelming. The families caught in the disaster area and the rescue workers making valiant efforts to save lives have been in our thoughts and prayers since we learned of this tragic event and accordingly, the company will be making a contribution to help those in need."

Mr. Mathas said that New York Life will immediately donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund for Haiti, and the company will be matching employee, retiree, and agent contributions, up to $150,000. In addition to the Red Cross, the company has identified seven other groups that are playing a major role in the relief effort: AmeriCares, CARE, Heart to Heart International, Save the Children, United Nations World Food Program, UNICEF, and United Way Worldwide Disaster Fund. Employees and agents can designate any organization or combination of organizations to receive funds, and the company will match the contribution dollar-for-dollar.

"Our agents and employees have always given generously of their time and money in times of need, and New York Life would like to recognize their generosity through this dollar-for-dollar match," Mr. Mathas said.

New York Life Insurance Company, a Fortune 100 company founded in 1845, is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States* and one of the largest life insurers in the world. New York Life has the highest possible financial strength ratings from all four of the major credit rating agencies. Headquartered in New York City, New York Life's family of companies offers life insurance, retirement income, investments and long-term care insurance. New York Life Investments** provides institutional asset management and retirement plan services. Other New York Life affiliates provide an array of securities products and services, as well as institutional and retail mutual funds.

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*New York Life is the largest mutual life insurance company based on the Fortune 500, ranked within industries, Insurance: Life, Health (Mutual), Fortune magazine, May 4, 2009.
**New York Life Investments is a service mark used by New York Life Investment Management Holdings LLC and its subsidiary, New York Life Investment Management LLC.

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